Dairy Farm Videos
This Canadian family dairy farm uses a Voluntary Milking System which enables their cows to decide when they would like to be milked.
FarmFood360° - Voluntary Milking System Dairy Farm
This Canadian family dairy farm uses a Voluntary Milking System which enables their cows to decide when they would like to be milked. Watch this 360 video to see how it works. facilities.
The Voluntary Milking System
This Canadian family dairy farm uses a type of milking system called a Voluntary Milking System. The cows that live here are able to choose when they are milked.
A Day in the Life of a Dairy Farm Family
In this video, meet one of Canada's dairy farm families and learn what their daily routine entails.
Caring for Calves
Caring for young calves is very important on all Canadian dairy farms. These calves will grow up to be valuable members of their farm's milking herd. Learn how this farm family looks after the calves that live on their farm.
Feeding the Land to Feed Cows: The Nutrient Management Cycle
It's a circle of life on a dairy farm. Animals convert plant matter into nutrient and protein rich foods (like milk), while returning organic matter (manure) to the soil. It's the original recycling program. Manure is a great natural fertilizer for the farm's crops. You'll learn more in this video.
Quick Canadian dairy cow facts
- In Canada, most farms use one of three main kinds of milking systems –milking parlour, voluntary milking system or tie stall.
- On each farm, cows are milked two or three times each day.
- It takes about 5-7 minutes to milk one cow.
- Over 98 percent of Canadian dairy farms are family owned and family run.
- There are about 11,280 dairy farms in Canada with an average of 85 milking cows each (about 959,100 cows in total).
- Dairy cows give an average of 29 litres of milk per day.
- Milk has 16 nutrients in it.